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FA Report Reveals Arsene Wenger's Classless Tirade Against Mike Dean

Arthur James O'Dea
By Arthur James O'Dea
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The Football Association have released a report of their findings after an investigation pertaining to Arsene Wenger's behaviour toward Premier League referee, Mike Dean.

Having sanctioned Wenger with a three-game touchline ban, a detailed breakdown of the incidents that led to Wenger's ban paint the Frenchman in a rather unflattering light.

After seeing his side draw away to West Bromwich Albion, Wenger took exception with Dean's performance; crucially, the awarding of a penalty to the hosts in the 89th minute.

According to Dean's recollection of events,

As we've entered the dressing room after the game Mr. Wenger stood behind us in the doorway and told the West Brom steward to 'let him in'.

He was very aggressive leaning towards me, pointing aggressively at me saying, 'you're not honest' on numerous occassions.

I replied, 'so you're calling me a cheat'. He replied, 'I maintain what I say, you're not honest.'

He then said, 'you've done this to us many times before, you're supposed to be professional, you're a disgrace.' He was then ushered out of the room by the West Brom safety officer.


Such a recount of Wenger's behaviour was backed up entirely by Dean's fellow officials on the day who were also in attendance.

A fairly damning indictment of Wenger, he scarcely left it there; openly questioning the competence of the referees in his post-match comments.


Having now served the three-game ban that was handed down to him for this misbehavior, Wenger will return to the Arsenal dugout for their next match against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Whilst watching his side from the stands, Wenger has witnessed Arsenal lose their first FA Cup third-round tie in his 22-year reign, draw 0-0 with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, and lose a one goal lead away to Bournemouth, losing 2-1 for good measure.

It could have been worse however, with the panel initially seeking to inflict a harsher ban on the Arsenal manager.


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